Dunham Hills Golf & Country Club
This course can be played in any weather condition! It is in perfect shape.
In the pouring rain I drove down a beautiful country road and soon I arrived at the clubhouse. The parking lot empty, save for one car, I thought perhaps I would cancel my tee time... that is until I saw (surrounded by a gorgeous resort) a 20 foot statue of a lady golfer posed in a perfect back swing. I knew, neither rain nor snow would keep me from teeing off! If she can stand there in any weather, I can play with rain running down my back!
I began the round, with rain obscuring my vision, on the Champion tees which I knew would extend my length of play, but I was the only golfer crazy enough to play in the constant downpour. I was amazed that at the end of the season the fairways were manicured and cleaned of all leaves and the greens were fast with no standing water and as if they were rolled just prior to my arrival.
On the 4th hole, I saw another golfer behind me and asked if he would care to join. As a regular on this course, he was invaluable. The fairways, the hazards, the greens each were discussed and my score immediately dropped. This challenging course, with each hole completely different from the next was a constant surprise of glee!, The rain did not let up and surprisingly did not pool anywhere.
I can't wait until I can play this course again, but on a sunny day!
November 8, 2013
Tricky lies, fast greens
This track has a nice rolling layout, which causes some tricky lies. Fast, challenging greens were head scratching but a lot of fun. This course will definitely be thrown into the yearly rotation. A must play!
October 27, 2013
Great track Excellent condition
This course is one of my favorites. The track is tremendous,the condition is great and the people are friendly. When I played it the leaves had not been cleared. That is my only complaint.
October 15, 2013
Great course, amazing value
The course is fantastic, very challenging, and very well-kept, and you can't beat the value for the money. The greens are the best i've ever seen on a public course. Only one "circus" hole (from the championship tees anyways) Par 4 #14...cant do anything but lay up with anywhere from a 3 iron to 5 iron and then have 210+ yard approach into a green with a false front. Otherwise I love the traditional layout of the course...great fairways and greens, lined by large hardwood trees, and dramatic elevation changes.
Only critic: Slow play. The issue is not overbooking for the most part, all in all the tee times are staggered well (every 8 mins) which should be perfect as a hole should take a max of 15 mins to complete. However I believe the big problem is the type of novice golfers that saturate the course on a daily basis and lack of a Ranger to speed up play.
October 4, 2013
Stay below pins on undulating greens
As always one of my favorite courses in SE Michigan. Terrific greens with speed and slope provide a challenge for even the most experience golfer. My buddy had trouble with the speed and getting the ball in the wrong place on the greens. Above the hole and 3 putts become the norm and the score looks much worse than what you thought you should have had.
October 1, 2013
Great challenging course
Dunham has really stepped up to be one of the better courses in the area. Great condition. A must play
September 28, 2013
challenging course in great condition
Much more difficult than your ordinary courses...narrow tree lined fairways,lots of bends and curves with sand and water strategically placed,quick maintained greens...will definitely be going back much more
September 23, 2013
The course is extremely challenging and gives one the impression of a links course in that there are challenging lies from many angles throughout the course
September 18, 2013